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09/26/2006

Miranda rights: How Cynthia handled media 'outing'

by Jeremy Hooper

Picture 4-16In an interview with New York magazine, highly gifted actor and refreshingly grounded human Cynthia Nixon says of the media attention that surrounded the revelation that she'd entered a relationship with a woman:

I felt like, I feel like, here’s what I feel: I feel like there was an enormous temperature spike, where I was on the front page of two daily papers, there was paparazzi outside my house. My girlfriend had English press on her parents’ lawn. Every person she went to high school with got a phone call. They bought her yearbook. They almost put me on the cover of People magazine. And then it died. Because there wasn’t really anything to say. I can’t remember in what context they tell people this, but if someone is chasing you, stop running. And then they’ll stop chasing you.

And of her "coming out" process:

I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet; there wasn’t a struggle, there wasn’t an attempt to suppress. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I’m a public figure.

Words to which Carrie Bradshaw replied:

Sr Satc"As I listened to someone who looks like Miranda talk about herself, I felt the need to turn the focus back onto me. She may have been talking about a situation very specific to her own life, but there must be some way I can tie this in to my own neurotic New York existence. I couldn't help but wonder: How can I once again relegate a much more interesting subplot to the background so that viewers can gauge just how into Mr. Big I happen to be this week?"

Oh, that Carrie; she likes both herself and clothes!

To read more about Cynthia, the NY Magazine article can be found...

  "As he was telling readers where to find the link to the person that looks like Miranda's interview, I simply had to know: Why wasn't he talking about my love for Manolos? I mean, I like shoes. 'NY Magazine' sometimes features shoes. I couldn't help but wonder: Has my cute shoe obsession become annoying?"

::sigh:: ...below.

Educating Cynthia [NY Mag]

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